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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 337–358.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Ozum Yesiltas Abstract This study critically analyzes representations of Kurdish women fighters in US mainstream media from January 2014 to December 2018. The article argues that the narrative articulated through the presentation of Kurdish women in the US media as “badass” soldiers fighting...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in Istanbul whose sons were deployed to the conflict zone and returned home without any injuries, this article examines how the conflict has impacted the mothers’ perception of national service, of the Kurdish conflict, and of the “East.” I argue that the women start to partly question the obligation to serve...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Nadje Al-Ali; Latif Tas Abstract Despite the recent outbreak of violence and conflict, peace continues to be high on the agenda of the Kurdish political movement and many progressive Turkish intellectuals and activists. Based on qualitative research we conducted in Diyarbakır, Istanbul, London...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Esin Düzel Kurdish Life in Contemporary Turkey is quite timely. Currently, as peace negotiations take place between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (Partiya Karkên Kurdistan or PKK), public discussions center on human rights violations and undemocratic policies. Grabolle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 103–105.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Sharon Linzey Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS  103 International Conference on Kurdish Women for Peace and Equality, March 8, 2007, Erbil, Southern Kurdistan Sharon...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 105–108.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Nadeen El-Kassem Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS  105 dom, traditional Kurdish dance, and the great desire for a home state. Numerous Kurdish handicrafts were also on display and available...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Shahrzad Mojab; Rachel Gorman In this paper we provide an analysis of Kurdish women’s organizing in the diaspora, highlighting the tension between “homeland” and “host-land” nationalisms, patriarchy, and feminism. This is the first feminist-transnational study of the experience of Kurdish women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Protection Units (Kurdish, Yekîneyên Parastina Jinê; YPJ) and the women’s military wing of the PKK, Yekîneyên Jinên Azad ên Star (YJA-Star), have challenged traditional gender roles and contributed to the idea of “democratic confederalism,” a term the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan coined to highlight a move...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Andrea Fischer-Tahir In 1988 the Iraqi regime launched the Anfal campaigns against the Kurdish peshmerga and their civil supporters in the rural areas. This article investigates narrations about Anfal constructed by peshmerga ten years after the events. It compares the memoirs of a leading...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Marlene Schäfers Abstract Women’s rights and human rights projects in Turkey and elsewhere routinely construe and celebrate subaltern voice as an index of individual and collective empowerment. Through an ethnographic study of Kurdish women singers’ ( dengbêj s) efforts to engage...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 433–435.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Francis O’Connor francis.oconnor@wur.nl Voices That Matter: Kurdish Women at the Limits of Representation in Contemporary Turkey . Marlene Schäfers . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2021 . 240 pages. isbn 9780226823058. Copyright © 2023 by the Association...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 427–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Sevil Çakir Kilinçoğlu sevilcakir@gmail.com The Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement: Gender, Body Politics, and Militant Femininities . Isabel Käser . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2021 . 288 pages. isbn 9781316519745. Copyright © 2023 by the Association...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 423–426.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Ozlem Goner ozlem.goner@csi.cuny.edu The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice . Dilar Dirik . London : Pluto , 2022 . 384 pages. isbn 9780745341941. Copyright © 2023 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2023 With careful attention...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 430–432.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Heval Yaren şimşek hsimsek21@ku.edu.tr Kurdish Women’s Stories . Houzan Mahmoud , ed. London : Pluto , 2021 . 240 pages. isbn 9780745341149. Copyright © 2023 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2023 In this book Houzan Mahmoud invites Kurdish women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 357–378.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Nadje Al-Ali; Mashuq Kurt Abstract This article explores the complex and intersectional identities and positionalities of Kurdish Islamist women activists in Turkey in the context of heightened violence and tensions linked to the ongoing Turkish-Kurdish conflict. While both female Islamist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 43–68.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Stanley Thangaraj Abstract There is a growing literature on gender and feminist theory in the Middle East now. However, there has been little work on Kurdish diasporas and gender in the United States. This article examines how US diasporic Kurdish performances of gender and narrations of gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Karin Mlodoch This article focuses on Kurdish women in Iraq who survived the Iraqi army’s Anfal operations against the Kurdish areas in 1988. It investigates Iraqi Kurdish women’s psychosocial situation and strategies for coping with violence and loss in the aftermath of the Anfal operations...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Zhila Gholami Abstract This article presents a psychoanalytic reading of The Age of Orphans , the first installment of a trilogy by the Kurdish Iranian American novelist Laleh Khadivi. Drawing on Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection and using close reading, this study explores different forms...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 147–151.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Nina Laven, University of Michigan Most recent ethnographic studies of Kurdish populations have, out of necessity, focused on the dynamics of Kurdish diasporic identities in Turkey, Germany, Sweden, Georgia, and other countries outside of the re- gion known as Kurdistan (Mingle 2003; Saatci...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 379–400.
Published: 01 November 2023
...). In this second speech, he equated abortion with a recent air strike on the Kurdish border village of Roboski. During this attack, also known as the Uludere Massacre, the Turkish military killed thirty-four Kurdish civilians, most of them children, in the name of the “war on terror” (Yağmur 2011 ). 1...